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post #1 of 27 Old 05-12-2010, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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New '07 919er

Hello guys and gals just purchased a ’07 919 and have only taken it out for test rides, so far I love it. The bike is just my style and at 5’9” I have yet to ride a bike that fits me so perfectly. Stock windscreen which I think I am going to paint the inside of matt black like some of you have. Looking for a center stand if any of you know a good line on one I would be much obliged. I pick up the bike for good either tonight or tomorrow depending on the weather here in Colorado. Just wanted to say hey and hope to see some of you fellow Coloradoans out and about on the road.

P.S. I will post pictures when I bring her home.

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Welcome, enjoy your new ride. Check Twistedthrottle.com for the SW Motech centerstand, works well and easy install(except for the springs)

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Welcome Dave! There's a few of us Coloradans here, but most of us live in Denver or to the north... We'll have to get together for a ride or two sometime!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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Welcome Dave! Enjoy the new ride.

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+1 on the SW Motech stand, easier install than OEM.

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post #8 of 27 Old 05-13-2010, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Well after the blizzard that Castle Rock experienced that night I had to postpone pick up till this afternoon. by the time I get home the bike should have 12K I looked in the OM and the FM and saw the I need to clean the air filter and crank case breather hose at this point but should I look of also replacing ALL fluids? I was told the service history came with the bike but not any really did. I know that the last owner changed the oil before it went into storage back in October, but I am not sure if the 8k got done or not. Plus how long do you guys normally go before you flush the coolant and replace it?

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The rule of thumb is to replace the fluids every two years, but it won't really do it any harm if it goes a bit long on that time frame. I'd be more concerned about the engine oil, but that's been changed recently. Make sure your brake pads have plenty of life left in them, and that your chain is taken care of, and that you have decent tires...if you're good about checking your tire pressure they will last longer.

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Hello! I am also Dave with an 07 919!

Really a fun bike.

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Hello! I am also Dave with an 07 919!

Really a fun bike.

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The service manual says to replace the coolant at 24K. I decided to to it at the same intervals as the valve clearance checks (16K), because I had to drain the coolant anyway to remove some of the coolant hoses anyway to get the valve cover off.

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Hello! I am also Dave with an 07 919!

Really a fun bike.
+2 on Dave with an '07 919.

BTW: If you install the SW Mototech centerstand, have someone hold the bike while you attach the return springs or you may end up pulling it off the sidestand. Don't ask me how I know this.

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+2 on Dave with an '07 919.
...What is this, "We are Dave....Resistance is futile..."?

I'm NOT Dave, I'm just sayin!

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Well, hello to all the Dave's! Sorry Shadow, Dave is just too cool of a name eventually we all want to be a Dave or you will be assimilated into the collective.
Picked up the bike yesterday and had to make a decision, 20min by super-slab or an hour on the back roads. Well even though it was 42(f) I went for the long way. Tones of twisties, wind and OMG the damn cold but all I can say is I am more impressed with the bike than ever before. One thing though is even with the OEM windscreen wind was a real problem at 65mph+. I am going to have to replace that ASAP as my daily commute will be on the super-slab at 75mph+ for thirty minutes.
Same type of weather and temp this morning but I still had to take her out for a longer ride with some of the guys. Adjusted the chain and off we went. Once again to damn cold and the wind hitting me square in the chest sucked but the twisties more than made up for it. This bike just instills confidence in me. I just never knew I could ride like this with my classic bikes. However, saying that, you will always see "Chicken Strips" on my tires because I don't ride like that on the streets. Too much gravel, wild life (deer, antelope, and turkey just to name a few), and dumb*** around here to ride like that. Okay enough from me for one day. Stay Thirsty My Friends and ride with the wind at your backs.

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...Might just as well call me Bruce to keep it clear...

You're a funny guy, Dave, but I can see that you are clealy "the most interesting man in the world"

I don't have any experience with the Honda windscreen, but I dout it's much more effective than my Buell screen...The windblast doesn't really affect me until I'm pushing triple digits, but YMMV. As long as you layer up for the weather you should be ok with your commute.

Happy riding!




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Do you still have the GPZ 550? I always liked those things.

FWIW, I'll be in Co springs in a couple of weeks to see my brother...

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Sniper (Love the name BTW), the wife put the foot down and said "One bike at a time your too young to have a motorcycle collection!" I have to agree I am only 27. So I sold it to a guy in Littleton, CO who had one brand new. For a 29 year old bike she ran just as well as this Honda does. I needed a bigger bike for my new Super-slab commute to work; the GPz just didn't have the top end for it. It was all I could do to keep her at 70mph. And to push a 29 year old bike that hard daily just wasn't fair to her. So on to newer and bigger things.

Shadow, who do you think he and The Stigg are based off of? Has to be a real person right???? In fact I am enjoying a nice Dos XX right now. Larger not Amber, I leave that to Fat Tire or Red Rocket. Oh, I dressed warm enough; hands get a little cold no matter what I do thanks to a case of Frost Nip (The stage right before Frost Bite) from a short four month tour in Afghanistan. Those four months happened to be in the winter and at a mean altitude of 13 thousand feet. Anyway, when my hands get cold they hurt like a son-of-a-gun and it's now easier for me to get Frost Bite so I have to watch myself and not ride too long in the cold. I need a set of good heated grips.
STMF (Stay Thirsty my Friends).

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[QUOTE=07919Dave I need a set of good heated grips.
STMF (Stay Thirsty my Friends).[/QUOTE]

Check out the Oxfords Sport heated grips from TwistedThrottle.com, thet are awesome! I'll be using mine in about 30 min.

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welcome Dave...I have 07 9'er with the OEM center stand which I installed, it's a must for this style bike in my opinion

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Looks like I am going to buy a new windscreen, the Oxford Heated Grips and the OEM Center Stand (I found it cheaper than the other stand recommended). I didn’t get to ride to work today because I can’t find my Mil Spec High Viz vest. The base won’t let you ride on it without one. I hate moving, you always misplace something. So I will be on the hunt for that when I get home tonight. Think I am going to replace the brake fluid, do another oil change (looks like the guy put to much in sight glass was completely full) and either get an OEM Air filter or maybe a K&N. Before any way says anything, I am a K&Ner so opinions on that debate to me will be wasted. But I think I need to see how the bike runs with a clean OEM air filter before I move on to something else.

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I just picked up these three things. Can't wait to get them in. Some small tid bits for accessories but the tank pad is fricken sweet!

http://www.hondaofbournemouth.co.uk/...3D_HORNET_Logo

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K+Ns work just fine on 919s.

Dave, a pair of "Bark Buster" lookin hand protectors plus the heated grips would keep your hands warm. I've often heard once you get frost bite, you have to keep the ol mitts warm. I realize Bark Busters may not look all that trick, but you have to be comfy before cool.

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What's that suppose to mean?!?!? No I am a Military brat so I don't care

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So today I was finally able to take the 9er to work. The commute on the super-slab isn’t that bad and of course the side road that leads to my work is full of twisties so the last leg is always the best. It was 42f and foggy but otherwise a very nice morning. Something that really surprised me was the wind; it did not bother me that much today. Not sure if it was any windier last weekend or not but it was actually ok this morning. I am going to give it another shot over the next few days and make a final determination on the screen or not. First thing thou is I must paint the inside of it black. It doesn’t bother me in its current shade but it just looks sweet painted black. And that black will look even better next to the Candy Red!

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